It would have been funny if it hadn't been so depressing. Nick Griffin on the radio last night saying he'd seen red rosettes on the anti-nazi protestors who tried to keep him out of the hall where his election to the European Parliament was announced, and that this was proof that the tussles that occurred there were organised by the Labour Party. And William Hague too, somehow. "How do you know it had anything to do with Labour?" asked a slightly bemused radio presenter. "Because they were all members of Unite and the Labour Party funds them," said Griffin as it were the most obvious thing in the world.
Well, no, actually, Unite funds the Labour Party, not the other way around, and as far as I know William Hague has no involvement with either of them. Perhaps he's just a victim of the sustained media campaign against the BNP, though. Maybe he got involved in the conspiracy to throw eggs at Nick Griffin because that propagandising friend of big business the BBC had brainwashed him.
This morning, after a good night's sleep, a more rational Griffin appeared on another radio show and said that a Pakistani man born in England could never be an English citizen because of his cultural orientation; he also said the principal victims of racism in this country were "people who look like (him)". I think we all know what he meant by that. Isn't it against the law to say such odious things in public?
"People who hate the BNP are forgetting one thing," the argument goes." This is a democracy."
For how long, I wonder.
Their hero Mr Griffin, incidentally, confidently stated on the same show that there was no such thing as global warming and that it was a conspiracy dreamed up by governments and big business to deflect us from the reality of vanishing oil stocks ( or something). He's original, you have to give him that. And possibly not very well either.